After several years of layoffs in the mutual fund industry, a new service that provides a job board and skill enhancement at the same place may be well timed.
By charging a fee to prospective job seekers, MutualFundCareers.com, which officially debuts today, weeds out the glut of unqualified hopefuls that flood job listings on broader listing services such as Monster.com, according to Raymond OBrien, co-founder of the service. Also, job seekers have the opportunity to hone their skills with online training from Boston Universitys Center for Professional Education and the National Investment Company Service Association.
In order to access particulars on any of the 120 jobs currently posted, job seekers pay $100 to register. Registration also allows hopefuls to create a profile that remains active for six months. An additional $100 includes resume review and recommendations on how to structure the online profile.
Employers pay $325 to access profiles and post positions for six months.